Infrared absorption, laser excitation and crystal-field analyses of the C4v symmetry centre in KY3F10 doped with Pr3+

Jon-Paul R Wells, Mitsuo Yamaga, Thomas P J Han, Hugh G Gallagher

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Abstract

We report a comprehensive spectroscopic study of KY3F10 doped with trivalent praseodymium. Employing both infrared absorption and laser excited fluorescence spectroscopy, we have constructed an energy level scheme of 39 crystal-field states. A C4v symmetry, conventional crystal-field analysis can well account for the measured crystal-field splittings with the exception of the 1D2 levels. The inclusion of spin correlation effects improves the fit significantly; however the magnitudes of the optimized parameters are not well determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5297-5306
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume12
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2000

Keywords

  • crystal field interactions
  • fluorescence
  • impurity absorption spectra
  • impurity states
  • infrared spectra
  • potassium compounds
  • praseodymium
  • yttrium compounds

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